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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William S. Legrest

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company G, 9th Alabama Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot and captured in action on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He died of tetanus from his wound in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 30 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of, and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD , and may still be there.

Death

09/30/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4805]